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Dow boosts innovation in Saudi Arabia

Dow Chemical has finalised its plans to invest in innovation in Saudi Arabia through support of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). A comprehensive cooperation agreement signed this week establishes Dow’s Middle East and Africa R&D Center on the university’s campus at KAUST. Markus Wildi heads up Dow Chemical in the Middle East Dow […]

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Dow studies bio-based propylene routes

Here’s an interesting article from an ICIS colleague, Anna Jagger, on Dow Chemical’s quest to source feestocks for its downstream slate from bio-sources. In this case, it’s looking for ways of making propylene, to support its already proven bio-route to ethylene. As well as developing the necessary process technologies, the company is examining which bio-based […]

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New entrant for bio-ethylene

The petrochemical industry’s search for sustainable feedstocks has prompted another major producer to look at sourcing ethylene from sugars, via ethanol, so as to be able to make polymers such as polyethylene and PET with a “green” credential. Braskem’s new green ethylene plant in Triunfo The technology is already in use in Brazil, where sugar […]

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